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Letter: A Library Fable vs. Hilda the Weaver of Tales (June 19, 2013)
Kentucky’s Redistricting Model – Is It 1861 or 2013? (June 17, 2013)
Why Are Republicans & Democrats Destroying America? (June 14, 2013)
On June 16th, nky.com ran an article by Hilda Weaver of Ft. Mitchell about an anti-library boy named Tom. I have no idea who Hilda is.
I decided to “Google” Hilda Weaver of Ft. Mitchell. Wow! I found a website (Believe Out Loud) where a Hilda Weaver of Ft. Mitchell signed a “thank you” note to President Obama for supporting same-sex marriage. Here is what the website says:
Dear President Obama:
With joy and gratitude in our hearts, we thank you for declaring your support for same-sex marriage. Like you, we are faithful Christians who support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality not in spite of our Christian faith, but because of it [Emphasis added]. Our Christian voices for equality are getting stronger everyday and we thank you for lending yours to the chorus. Many, many thanks, Believe Out Loud.”
Hilda Weaver signed the above “thank you” card on May 12, 2012 at 16:34:03 EDT. She also attached the following comment, “From all thoughtful people everywhere – thank you.”
Hilda is that you?
Here’s Hilda’s fable followed by my response.
Letter: A library fable (Written by Hilda Weaver)
Once upon a time there lived a little boy named Tom. Tom was bright and curious and into lots of things, sometimes into things he should have left alone. One sunny day his mother took him by his 3-year-old hand and told him they were going to go somewhere very special. Of course, Tom was excited and kept asking his mother “Where? Where?”
But she just smiled and walked on down the street, holding his hand tight because there was a lot of traffic that day. After they had walked a bit, his mother said “Here we are!” Tom looked, but all he saw was another building. It didn’t look very special to him.
When they got inside, however, Tom jumped up and down. Books and books and books. Books everywhere. His mother said, “Tom, this is the library. We have to be very quiet in here.” When he wanted to know why he should be quiet, his mother just held her finger to her mouth and said, “Ssh.” She took Tom to the part of the library that was just for children and told him he could look at any book he wanted to. He picked up one that had a picture of the moon on the front and asked his mom if she would read it to him. So she sat down with Tom on her lap and together they looked at that book.
As Tom grew up, he liked stopping by the library on his way home from school each day. Sometimes his best friend went with him too. They would do their homework and look at the magazines. Later he learned to use the newfangled computer there because his father wouldn’t allow him to use the one at home. But one day, when Tom had stopped at the library by himself, something bad happened to him. He never told anybody about it; he never said what it was, but he never went back to the library again. He was scared and he hated the place.
When Tom finally left home and went away to college, he could never be found in the college library. It was a mystery to all his friends because they couldn’t figure out how he’d graduated from college without ever using the library. It didn’t seem possible to them. As Tom grew, he married, had some kids of his own, and hated libraries even more. He thought all public libraries should be shut down and he argued endlessly about it. He forgot he lived in a free society with access to knowledge in uncensored books and magazines; he just wanted to stop all libraries from getting money to stay open and provide that access to everyone. Poor Tom.
Moral: Ask people with library cards. They’ll know.
Library: Hilda the Weaver of Tales (Written by Tom Wurtz)
What do you do when facts and the law are against you? You write childish fables to make yourself feel better and look foolish. Hilda Weaver wrote an article in nky.com titled Letter: A library fable. The main character was poor Tom. I’m Tom. Here’s my rebuttal.
Tom loves education. He reads two to three business books a month. Tom’s against Kenton County Library’s illegal acts of confiscating millions of dollars from taxpayers.
One day, while at Books R Us, Tom saw Hilda trying to check out a book. Hilda just showed her library card and demanded her book for free. Tom explained to Hilda that this wasn’t a free bookstore. To avoid a scene, Tom paid for her book, Aesop’s Greatest Fables.
Tom and Hilda had a chance to sit at a bus stop as Hilda waited to be beamed up by Scotty. They started talking about libraries.
Tom asked Hilda, “Should libraries follow the law?” Hilda replied, “Libraries are part of society’s halo community. Laws do not apply to them. Laws only apply to greedy taxpayers who cling to their money as if it’s their own.” Tom could see that Hilda not only wrote fables, but she also lived inside a fairytale world.
Tom then asked, “Hilda, what if libraries have been transformed from the collection of wisdom to a collection of mental-junk. Would that bother you?” Tom tried to explain to Hilda that he did something adults call “research” in order to obtain a few facts.
“Hilda, according to Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s (NKCAC) website, the illiteracy rate in Boone, Campbell and Kenton is 24.78%. At the time of the Civil War, illiteracy was unheard of in the north, but around 20% of southern whites couldn’t read. After 152 years, illiteracy is worse. Hilda, libraries are failing in their mission.
“Hilda, I asked the Kenton County Library for the top books and DVDs that were checked out in 2012. Here’s what I found:
Top 5 DVDs – (1) Moneyball, baseball movie with hunky Brad Pitt. (2) Ides of March, corrupt politicians and murder. (3) Hangover Part II, another story of drunks having a bad hangover. (4) Killer Elite, spy sets out to kill three assassins. (5) Rise of the Planet of the Apes, monkeys revolt against humans.
Top 5 Children’s DVDs – (1) Cars 2, animated cars pushing an environmental anti-oil agenda. (2) Rio, animated tale of 2 blue macaw birds running from a cockatoo. (3) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, animated chipmunks marooned on an island. (4) Gnomeo & Juliet, animated yards ornaments fall in love. (5) Toy Story 3, animated toys escape from an evil day-care center.
Top 5 Adult Fiction Books – (1) The Hunger Games, children murdering children in a game controlled by big government. (2) Guilty Wives, four housewives take a vacation to relax, gamble, drink and have sex with strangers resulting in murder and being charged with terrorism. Whose wife hasn’t done this? (3) The Help, the tales of maids and their boss in the 1960’s. (4) The Litigators, ambulance chasing lawyers sue evil pharmaceutical company. (5) Private, investigator pursues killer of 18 schoolgirls and his wife.
“Hilda, with a local illiteracy rate at 24.78%, I was shocked that Hooked on Phonics was not number one in any category.”
Hilda sat in silence. Eventually, Scotty beamed her up.
Tom believes libraries must follow the law and should be education centers. Unfortunately, they have been transformed into illegal taxing entertainment and daycare centers.
Tom was jealous that Hilda the Weaver of Tales could live in a magical fairytale world void of laws and responsibilities while he was chosen to live in the real world. Poor Tom!
Tom Wurtz – firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Beshear is deciding if a special session of the General Assembly is needed to address Kentucky’s redistricting nightmare. Redistricting is required ever 10 years to adjust for population changes.
In 2012, redistricting became so political the courts instructed the General Assembly to try again. It’s still not resolved.
Back in 2012, Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer penned an article titled, “Redistricting in Kentucky planned for 2012.” Have you ever read something and the words sounded so noble and then several seconds later your brain reacted, “What? That’s not noble, that’s horrific?” At first, I read the following paragraph without absorbing its full impact. Then its 1861 message hit me!
“Courts have defined the one person, one vote principle in many ways over the last 50 years, but one traditional interpretation has been that minority communities should be kept together to endure their voice is heard in Frankfort. After the 2000 census, lawmakers drew three House districts and one Senate district, all in Louisville, so that African-Americans made up a majority of voters.”
Wow! This sounds like a time before the Civil War.
In 1865, at the conclusion of the Civil War, black abolitionist Frederick Douglass explained that blacks don’t want special privileges. Apparently, Kentucky’s General Assembly and the courts should read his remarks.
“In regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us… I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us!
If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! … And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot box, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone, — your interference is doing him positive injury.”
Has our court system lost its “all men are created equal” mind? Why have they chosen to ignore Frederick Douglass advice? Is it white guilt? Race should never be a consideration in Kentucky’s redistricting plan unless you’re a racist. Manipulating Kentucky’s voting districts based on race, even if it originates from our enlightened legal scholars, is discrimination.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act made it unlawful for an employer to “fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges or employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”
It’s illegal for businesses to discriminate based on race, but it’s perfectly legal for politicians to discriminate based on race. Does that make sense?
Why does our court system believe certain Americans think a certain way based on the color of their skin? I thought we moved past this mindset. Does someone’s skin color dictate that they must stick together to have one voice? Does anyone believe that? It’s insulting, demeaning and flat out racists.
In 1963, Martin Luther King proclaimed, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Politicians don’t believe that. To them, it’s all about race and creating “plantation” districts.
If politicians believe in this racial redistricting “principle,” they should quit lecturing Americans about racial profiling. Is racial profiling for political reasons any different than criminal reasons?
Why aren’t Kentuckians outraged? Why aren’t our legal experts outraged? Why aren’t politicians outraged? Why aren’t religious leaders outraged? Why aren’t minority leaders outraged? What’s wrong with us? Is this political strategy an act of compassion or an act of racism? You decide!
America has fought long and hard to fulfill our Founding Fathers vision that “all men are created equal.” In America’s deadliest war, The Civil War, we lost over 600,000 Americans over the issue of equality.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, at the Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, said these famous words, “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal …”
Do our politicians believe all Americans are equal? Was the Civil War fought so we could carve out segregated voting districts? Should we go back to segregated schools? Is it really acceptable in America today because a high priest from a court said race discrimination is okay? Majority-minority districts are simply racists.
AMERICANS are AMERICANS regardless of their skin-color. Kentuckians are independent-thinkers, not collective-thinkers, regardless of our skin color. Let your State Senators and State House Representatives know that racism does not belong in Kentucky’s redistricting plan.
Tom Wurtz – email@example.com
I’m tired of bashing Democrats who deserve every bash they receive. Democrats have sold their soul to anti-American and anti-life causes. I’m done with them and I hold them responsible for the financial and moral nightmare we now call America.
There is a saying that captures what has happened to the Democratic Party, “When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn’t change, you do.”
I am still shocked at the behavior I witnessed last summer at the Democratic National Convention. The delegates decided to remove their one mention of God from their platform. Then, after some pushback, they decided to allow God to have a tiny mention. The delegates loudly booed God being placed back in their platform. What kind of godless animals have they turned into? “When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn’t change, you do.” Democrats have changed.
Republicans are also changing for the worse and have embraced their own devil dance. This past week, Democrats and the majority of Republicans voted to move forward with amnesty for illegal aliens by a vote of 82-15. Again, law-abiding Americans have been pushed aside so “compassionate” Republicans can cater to criminals. They sound like Democrats more and more each day.
Republicans Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio and Lindsay Graham all voted yes. It’s embarrassing to see words and actions in total conflict. I guess Republicans think “We the People” are stupid uneducated voters.
When did the law stop mattering to Republicans? It’s time to send the 11-15 million illegal aliens home. Over a 10 year period, that would equate to each state sending 61 illegal aliens, a bus load, home per day. The federal government can spy on hundreds of millions of U.S. law-abiding citizens for our “safety,” but can’t find and deport 61 illegals per day per state? How corrupt have our politicians become?
I don’t care if politicians must build a wall, mine the borders, use Drones to stop these invaders, implement e-Verify and send employers who hire illegal aliens to jail for a year for each illegal alien they hire. Enough is enough! The 1986 amnesty scam confirms that Republicans and Democrats cannot be trusted.
It’s time to send a message to the world that the United States has awakened from its slumber and the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution, is returning to its seat of power. We’re not a nation of sad stories. We’re a nation of laws. Follow our laws or go to jail or go home. I’m tired of Dudley-Do-Rights trying to understand thugs.
I’m also appalled at the behavior of Republicans on the current Farm Bill. On June 10th, the U.S. Senate passed it by a vote of 66-27. Senator McConnell voted against the bill while Senator Paul chose did not to vote.
Did you know that 80% of the Farm Bill is allocated to food stamps? I had no idea that food stamps were grown on a farm.
The proposed Farm Bill will redistribute $940 billion from taxpayers to “help” poor farmers. The “farm” subsidies have grown by 56% since 2008. Have your wages gone up 56% in the last 5 years?
Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has stated he will support this offensive farm bill. How’s that for Republican leadership?
The top recipient of taxpayer farm subsidies is Riceland Foods, “the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice.” It collected $554,343,039 between 1995 and 2012. Riceland’s annual sales are over $1 billion. It was the fifth consecutive year this “poor farmer” generated a billion-plus in revenues. I guess the definition of poor has been upgraded over the years.
I found this interesting. If you look up Farm Bill in the dictionary, you are directed to review crony-capitalism, socialism and the Democratic and Republican Parties.
The Heritage Foundation reviewed the Farm Bill and found provisions that will shock you:
Mobile Transactions – Needy food stamp recipients will be able to use their iPhones to buy groceries. Poor people have iPhones?
Natural Stone Research and Promotion Board – Creates a rock promotion board financed by a new tax on rocks. I didn’t know farmers could grow rocks?
Farmers’ Market and Local Food Promotion Program – Provides $40 million annually to redecorate farmers’ market stalls and roadside stands. Let the sweater-over-the-shoulder shoppers pay for these decorations.
SNAP Nutrition Education Program – Budgets an insulting $375 million for 2015 to teach food stamp recipients that candy, soda, and chips will make you fat. I would educate recipients for $374 million.
Weather Radio Transmitters – Authorizes $1 million annually for radio equipment to aid the National Weather Service. Farmers can grow radio equipment?
National Clean Plant Network – $137.5 million to promote the use of healthy plants. I usually buy filthy, diseased plants with nasty bugs crawling all over them.
Rural Energy for America Program – Provides subsidies to farmers and rural businesses for “renewable” energy systems. They better hurry as most of these green companies are bankrupt.
Christmas Tree Tax – Allows the government to collect a new tax on Christmas trees to promote Christmas trees. What? I guess the Holiday trees are really cutting into the Christmas tree market.
Price-loss Coverage for Peanuts – Guarantees the incomes of Jimmy Carter wannabe farmers. I guess it’s important because without peanuts airlines would be forced to shutdown.
It’s depressing to read where Republican members of Congress love this farm subsidy scam. For example, Lynda L. Lucas, the wife of House Agriculture Committee chairman Frank Lucas (R–OK), collected $40,613 in payments for their farm. Lucas has served on the Agriculture Committee since 1994. He became chairman in 2011. No conflict of interest here.
Republican Senator Charles Grassley (Iowa) collected $955,192 in taxpayer subsidies from 1995 through 2012. Grassley has served on the Agriculture Committee since 1992. Shockingly, Grassley voted for the Farm Bill. I never saw that coming.
The majority of the Republican Party has abandoned limited government, fiscal responsibility and free market principles. I’m starting to realize they never did believe in these principles. They only said they did so stupid voters like me would vote for them.
On a side note: Remember how the sequester cuts were blamed for the release of thousands of illegal aliens, no more flyovers at sporting events and even cuts to White House tours?
I found this sickening. The U.S. Treasury released their monthly financial numbers for the federal government on June 12th. Federal spending for May 2012 was $305 billion. Federal spending for May 2013 climbed to $336 billion. May’s monthly deficit climbed from $125 billion in 2012 to $139 billion in 2013. Are you shocked? Me either!
I guess all we can do is fire Democrats and 80% of Republicans and keep searching for patriotic leaders who believe in America more than they believe in power, control and money.
Tom Wurtz – firstname.lastname@example.org